Great Right Dope


After a brief hiatus Marco Rubio must be feeling presidential again, so to demonstrate his mettle, he cannonballed into the shallow end which turned out to be over his head.  Fortunately, he had his “abortion hypocrisy” swimmies on and eventually bobbed to the surface, albeit gasping and spluttering.

Evidently the Senator never got the “Yes, Virginia, climate change is real” memo, so there he was, Sunday, on ABC’s This Week, letting his climate change denier flag fly:

I do not believe that human activity is causing these dramatic changes to our climate the way these scientists are portraying it.

Our climate is always changing.  And what they have chosen to do is take a handful of decades of research and say that this is now evidence of a longer-term trend that’s directly and almost solely attributable to manmade activities.

Ah, the temerity of “these scientists” and their “handful of decades of research.” PAH!  Don’t they read the Bible?  God already told us how he’s the boss of climate and besides, he promised no more floods.

Suddenly “I’m not a scientist, man” is pretty expert at evaluating the credibility of scientific studies.  Perhaps he’s taken the last few months of self-imposed obscurity, following his last public flub, to study up on science.

Or, maybe not.

Appearing at a National Press Club event, a few days after his initial comments, Rubio was inevitably asked which scientific sources might have influenced his present position on climate change.  Rubio’s answer? argle bargle climate ever-changing argle bargle never denied that argle bargle legislation can’t fix it.

But no sources.

And now that he’s had another day to think about it, Sen. Rubio has decided that the whole thing reminds him of abortion hypocrites.  A talking point that he kicked around with his buddy Sean Hannity:

Here’s what I always get a kick out of, and it shows you the hypocrisy. All these people always wag their finger at me about science and settled science. Let me give you a bit of settled science that they’ll never admit to.

The science is settled, it’s not even a consensus, it is a unanimity, that human life beings (sic) at conception. So I hope the next time someone wags their finger about science, they’ll ask one of these leaders on the left: ‘Do you agree with the consensus of scientists that say that human life begins at conception?  I’d like to see someone ask that question.

That’s not even a debatable thing.  It’s a proven fact. That’s a scientific consensus they conveniently choose to ignore.

Which brings us to the “Life” vs “Human Life” debate which is far from settled on either scientific or moral grounds.  And, of course, if the Senator chooses to believe that an embryo is a human being that is his prerogative but the Bible would refute him. 

Genesis 2:7 “Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.”

God says life begins at the first breath, which is at birth.

And wouldn’t you know it? settled law supports that view.  [see Roe v. Wade]

Moreover, I don’t know anyone who is an “embryology denier.”  But I do know a lot of people who believe that the human rights of a pregnant woman trump the rights of an incomplete biology experiment going on in her uterus.

So where’s the hypocrisy?

On the other hand, today is another day, in our ever-changing climate and, lo and behold, here’s a climate change source that might carry a little more weight with Senator Rubio—the Center for Naval Analyses and its Military Advisory Board, a group of 16 retired three- and four-star generals and admirals. Republicans really like anything military, right?  Let’s let CNA run this up the flagpole and see who salutes, shall we?

The CNA just released an analysis which states that “climate events like flooding, prolonged drought and rising sea levels, and the subsequent population dislocation and food insecurity, will serve as “catalysts for instability and conflict” in vulnerable regions of the world.

One of the report co-authors, Navy Rear Adm. David Titley told Huffington Post:

We hope this report will both influence public opinion as well as influence national security policymakers and leaders.  We are speaking out because we believe the risk is accelerating, and will continue to do so unless action is taken now.

“We no longer have the option to wait and see,” former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta write in a foreword to the report, which they describe as a “bipartisan call to action.”

Politically charged debate has silenced sound public discourse.

That sounds an awful lot like a diplomatic way of saying STFU, Senator.

Maybe you should look for another way to prove that you’re old enough to be president.

Posted by Bette Noir on 05/15/14 at 11:02 AM • Permalink

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In the spirit of musical numbers accompanying a Candidate, I suggest Wham! and Comb Me OVer Before You Go-Go! for Marco Rubio and Don’t Drink the Water by DMB

Support our troops, except when it’s inconvenient to do so… or they’re being commie traitors to the sacred Market.

This guy is as wooden and non-charismatic as the Romneybot, and damn, that’s a hard thing to “accomplish”.

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